Ascent of Green Knob on 2012-08-23

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5080 ft / 1548 m

Ascent Trip Report

We jumped back in the Mustang and a few minutes later we’d parked at the Green Knob overlook. We had a short run up to the lookout tower on the top of the 5,080’ peak. The trail was very narrow and twisted back and forth across the mountain side from 4,740’ on the parkway to the tree covered top. The tower was nice, appeared to have been recently remodeled. It had a nice catwalk around the cab but access was barred. We only spent a moment on top taking pictures before retreating. The round trip run took 15:34 (8:03 up & 7:31 down). Green Knob is the 8th highest peak on the “Carolina Lookout Tower Challenge” list.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:340 ft / 103 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Unnamed path
    Trailhead:Green Knob overlook  4740 ft / 1444 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail

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